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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 174 2 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 92 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 87 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 84 0 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 78 16 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 71 11 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 51 9 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 46 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 34 0 Browse Search
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distinguished, or famous. On the Confederate side were Johnston, Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, Fitz Lee, Longstreet, Kirby Smith, Ewell, Early, Whiting, D. R. Jones, Sam Jones, Holmes, Evans, Elzey, Radford and Jordan—all graduates of West Point. Among those holding inferior positions, but subsequently distinguished, were Munford, Kirkland, Kershaw, Rodes, Featherston, Skinner, Garland, Corse, Cocke, Hunton, Withers, William Smith, Hays, Barksdale, Kemper, Wheat, Terry, Hampton, Shields, Imboden, Allen, Preston, Echols, Cumming, Steuart, A. P. Hill, Pendleton, and others. Stuart, on the 21st, followed the retreating Federals 12 miles beyond Manassas, when his command was so depleted by sending back detachments with prisoners, that he gave up the pursuit and returned to encamp near Sudley church. He advanced to Fairfax Court House on the morning of the 23d, and a little later established his pickets along the Potomac, and in front of Washington, in sight of the dome of
e best one for defense in all that region. Shields, confident that Jackson would not have broughliance with his first orders from McClellan. Shields left New Market May 12th, after the departureed McDowell to move upon Richmond, as soon as Shields' division should join him, to become the righops at Front Royal and started another, under Shields, up the valley of the South Fork, to co-operass the South Fork at Conrad's store, by which Shields had hoped to cross and join Fremont near Harrcipating the arrival of Federal cavalry which Shields had hastened forward to seize that bridge and. It reached Conrad's store on the 4th, when Shields ordered it to move rapidly forward and capturite Lewiston, to watch any further advance of Shields column, still holding a force in reserve alon Fremont without the means of crossing to aid Shields or to attack Jackson's rear. By 5 o'clock ed men in their camps on the 10th. Tyler met Shields coming to reinforce him, at Conrad's store, a[28 more...]
awing his supplies by the York River railroad from the stores at White House on the Pamunkey. McCall's division, from McDowell's army, reached him on the 13th, but Lincoln held the rest of that corps in front of Washington, still fearing an attack from Jackson. By the 20th, McClellan had 115,000 men present for duty, to which Lee, at first, could oppose but 57,000, but to these he soon added 15,000 from the Carolinas. On the 8th, while Jackson was ambidextrously engaged with Fremont and Shields, Lee was writing to him: Should there be nothing requiring your attention in the valley, so as to prevent your leaving it for a few days, and you can make arrangements to deceive the enemy and impress him with the idea of your presence, please let me know, that you may unite at the decisive moment with the army near Richmond. Jackson, in reply, asked for reinforcements and the privilege of dealing further blows at his Valley opponents. Lee promptly sent him fourteen veteran regiments, und
ieutenant-colonel; Finter, Cullen W., major; Reid, Peter C., major; Spitler, Mann, colonel. Second regiment Reserves: Brockenbrough, colonel. Second State Reserves. (See Nineteenth Militia.) Second Kanawha regiment Infantry (became Thirty-sixth regiment, which see). Second Infantry regiment State Line: Ball, Martin V., major; Harrison, James, lieutenant-colonel; Peters, William E., colonel. Third Artillery Local Defense Troops: Dorman, James B., major; Porter, John C., colonel; Shields, John P., lieutenantcol-onel. Third Cavalry regiment: Carrington, Henry, major; Carter, William R., major, lieutenant-colonel; Feild, William M., lieutenant-colonel; Goode, Thomas F., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel;. Johnston, Robert, colonel; Owen, Thomas H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Phillips, Jefferson C., major: Thornton, John T., lieutenant-colonel. Third battalion Reserves: Archer, F. H., major, lieutenantcol-onel; Bond, Thomas H., major; Hood, W. H., lieutenant-colonel;
, and Ashby's force was recruited to the dignity of a brigade, though his commission as brigadier-general was not issued until May 23d. He pursued the Federals after the battle of McDowell, played a prominent part in the rout of the Federals at Middletown, and defended the rear during the Confederate retreat up the Valley early in June. On the 3d his horse was shot under him while his men were burning the bridge over the Shenandoah. Ashby has infernal activity and ingenuity in this way, Shields reported to Washington. On June 6th, near Harrisonburg, he repulsed an attack, capturing the Federal commander, Sir Percy Wyndham. He immediately planned an ambush of the pursuing Federal advance, and a fierce combat ensued. As Ashby led the attack, his horse was shot under him, and he rushed forward on foot, urging his men to charge, when a ball pierced his breast and he fell forward dead. His death was felt as a severe loss to the army. Jackson wrote to General Imboden: Poor Ashby is